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Rite Aid Reviews

Updated February 18, 2017
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Rite Aid President, CEO, and Director John T. Standley
John T. Standley
854 Ratings

2,509 Employee Reviews

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  • Disorganized upper management; health package is overpriced (in 157 reviews)

  • long hours but paid hourly so it was alright (in 81 reviews)

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  1. "Store Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Newport, OR
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Newport, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rite Aid full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for advancement. the Supervisor/Assistant Manager training classes are good.

    Cons

    District manager leaves much to be desired with unrealistic ideas of what it takes to run a store as that was not part his resume. Wanted things done and was not interested in helping or supplying tools to overcome inefficiencies.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace the "Rite Aid experience"... Live it and lead by example.


  2. "Key Holder"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Valdosta, GA
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Valdosta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rite Aid full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy Job, Management without much responsibility

    Cons

    Less pay than assistant management, lots of nights and weekends.


  3. "Store Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Challenging but rewarding and alot of fun

    Cons

    Alot of hours for salaried.Store Managers


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Little Room for growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rite Aid full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule is good when needed

    Cons

    Very few opportunities to move up the ranks

    Advice to Management

    DMs, i feel, should be capable to preform or have prior experience as a store manager to have a grasp in the ins and outs of daily operation at the store level


  6. "Shift Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Rite Aid full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Schedules, 20% off Discount, Learning Opportunities.

    Cons

    You'll always be working by yourself.


  7. "OK"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pharmacist in Danbury, CT
    Former Employee - Pharmacist in Danbury, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rite Aid (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Transferred from another state was easy
    Good management
    Pharmacist freedom-quarterly visits from corporate
    Good direction with tips on meeting metrics goals

    Cons

    Metrics and inventory reduction challenges
    Not enough technician help
    Technicians not paid that well for the stresses of their job
    Pending merger


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Clerk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rite Aid part-time

    Pros

    Great managers and co-workers, flexibility with schedule

    Cons

    So boring when the store is not busy.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "People are friendly"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Flat Rock, MI
    Former Employee - Manager in Flat Rock, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rite Aid full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great to interacte with customers good training to help advance

    Cons

    Management works alot of extra hours budget sometimes will not give you the staff you need

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees most have great feedback


  10. "It was okay, wouldn't want to work there for more than a few months."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Encinitas, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Encinitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rite Aid full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Paycheck was on time, most co-workers were pleasant to work with. Good health insurance I hear (I didn't have it).

    You can sample ice-cream when no one's watching.

    Base pay was alright, plus .25/hr extra every hour between 6pm and 10pm, and .75/hr extra between 10pm and 6 am.

    Cons

    Union is shoved down your throat.

    Negative/depressing employee moral (everyone would compete to see who had a worse schedule, who had a longer commute, who's life sucked the most etc.).

    Some employees would work the night shift, then have to come back 8 hours later on occasion.

    Arriving 20 minutes to an hour late for your shift was the norm.

    Very corporate vibe. There are cringworthy "I love serving customers with a smile on my face because..."-style posters in the break room. Indicative of an out of touch executive team who are basing their decisions off a "Increasing Your Employees Moral 101" book from 40 years ago, which was written by someone who had never been a cashier in their lives.

    No opportunity for advancement if you're under 21.

    High turnover (may be normal for retail)

    Corporate training videos shot with a potato.

    Advice to Management

    Bring some younger, former cashiers and shift-leads onto the executive team to help give you perspective and make decisions.


  11. "CpHt"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Flint, MI
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Flint, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rite Aid part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    National company, been around for awhile.

    Cons

    No breaks, 15-minute lunch (if that) - need for workers on shift.

    Advice to Management

    Pay better, get more workers and give workers breaks and 30-minute lunch hour.



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